Here is some work…. I’m a bad blogger. Insider is the best thing I ever did….
Hello and Happy New Year!
I know that is a bit past the sell by date but then I’ve been pretty terrible at this blog yet again but I feel, in some way, that I have some sort of excuse. I’ve been very busy for the last few months setting up my own new private tattoo studio in Leith, Edinburgh which has taken all of my attention and energy but has been totally worth it.
The studio is called and is located at:
89 Henderson Street, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6ED
The studio is a wonderful, bright, open space with fantastic views along the Shore, it is, as mentioned, a private appointment-only studio accessed through a residential stairway meaning that, although visitors are welcome it is best to contact us first before coming along.
Here are some photographs of the studio build from start to finish.
I would very much like to thank Splintr for the interior design concept, Bryden Firth Joinery, MS Flooring, Sorell Furniture, Sean Brown Plumbing and Heating , Ryan O’Malley Electrician and Keith Wood Painting and Decorating for all their hard work and fantastic service – these guys have been brilliant each and every one.
If you want to book in or for anything else please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate was very dedicated to her tattoo as she is to her Christian faith, the tattoo is all based within Croatian Christian symbols and the concept of the trilogy. It was an immensely satisfying project. The Polynesian piece on the lower arm was done by the infamous Phil Cummings.
Here are some pieces some of which are healed, like the mandala on this first piece, with other new tattoos.
The endless knot here is new – the sanskrit was not done by me.
I filled in the spaces between some work by my friend Alvaro Flores who works in Melbourne, Australia at Korpus Tattoo.
Maze, seed of life and constellation concept was brought in by the customer.
Interesting piece in as far as it covers a birthmark making use of it.
I managed to get a few shots of Asia’s healed tattoo from a short while back. I did a cover up on her lower back which you can just see in one of the photos but my other pictures of it were out of focus….. I’m a tattooist not a photographer it seems.
I’ve had some very interesting projects finally completed in the last few weeks – I decided that it’s far more interesting to put up complete works rather than ‘in progress shots’ which will probably work better with my slack blog updating schedule.
A fun bit of Sacred Geometry for Daniel – apparently it was from an old book cover.
So for once I’m keeping on top of this sort of……
I’ve had some fun in Edinburgh and also at my guest spot in Liverpool for which I want to thank Richie and Paul at Forever True Tattoo for being fantastic hosts and gentlemen. I always enjoy my stay at the studio and they make me feel completely welcome and like a part of the crew – cheers guys!
In Liverpool I did some fun work too and here are some of them.
Jack who I have been tattooing in Edinburgh came across to Liverpool too. To reiterate – I did not do the triangle/zelda, the strip pattern or the crow which Jack already had and for the life of me I cannot remember the name of the tattooist for which I apologise.
I am down in Liverpool with Richie Clarke Pdc this week (Thursday 16th, Friday 17th & Saturday 18th April).
There are a couple of spaces left so drop me or Forever True Tattoo a line for bookings.
Since it was such a long time since I’d done an update (see previous entry) I had customers come back through again giving me the opportunity to see their tattoos all healed and settled in.
My goodness – it has been months since I last posted! I have been busy and was away for most of February in California working at 2 Spirit Tattoo with the amazing crew there and then having a break with my wife on a roadtrip through southern Cali.
Without further ado here is some of the work I have been doing.